As a tourists, people may unsure what to do first in this Big Apple, New York City. How to starts? Should i walk,take subway or use the sightseeing bus tour? I believe some of you have been thinking about it. This article will easily guide you.(seeing map 1&2 for details) You don’t need to spend much money for it but you can enjoy your day by walking and visiting many landmarks in NYC in just a day!
- Grand Central Terminal : I will start at this place because I used to commute to Westchester many times by using Metro-North Railroad. Many films use this place as the filming location. One time, I saw they closed almost a half of the main concourse for filming. You can visit the main concourse, lower concourse, Grand Central Terminal clock and other retails store in this place as well.
- New York Public Library : If you walk from the 42nd street and head to West for a couple blocks , you will see the library on the fifth ave and next is Bryant park. There is a free ice skate rink during the winter at the park. Bring your own skate , if you have one. It’s free!
- Empire State Building : You walk on the fifth ave from the 42nd st to the 34st. You will hit the Empire State building. You can take the picture outside and doing the window shopping on the 34st. If you walk to the west on 34st , you will see the Herold Square which is next to Macy store. You can choose to walk one more block to visit the Madison Square Garden and Penn Station or just make the right turn on Broadway and head to Time Square.
- Time Square : where is the Crystal ball? I used to question myself at the first time when i visited this place. There are two tall buildings that against to each other. My friend helps me by pointing the top of the building that nearby the 42nd street. On top of it, you will see the Crystal ball. There are also many Broadway shows in this area. Moreover, the stores mostly open late at night or open 24 hours. It’s the best place for hanging out at night.
- Radio City , Rockefeller Center , and St.Patrick Cathedral : I would prefer to visit this places during Christmas. The lights, Christmas Tree and the Illusion light show on the building are the best. They may crowed with the tourists but I think it is worth for visiting at least one time in your life! From Time Square, by walking to east on the 50 street to the fifth ave. You will see them all. Moreover , St.Patrick Cathedral , which’s across the street from Rockefeller Center, just reopens after been closed for restoration for 3 years.
- Central Park : You can enjoy doing window shopping on the fifth ave by walking head to north to Central Park. I’m entering the park on the East Dr and turn right to The Mall. Next to The Mall is ,Sheep Meadow lawn, my favorite spot during the summer time. Then you will see Bethesda Fountain after across the Terrace Dr. You will amaze with the the nature in the concrete city at here
Doing exercise by walking 8K steps and enjoy visiting the landmarks of NYC without spending the money from your pocket! Who want to join me for the walk?